Having problems with your Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W55 Digital Camera ?
View finder is messed up
\015 Samsung D53 Digimax. Dropped about 4 inches onto a hard surface and now the view finder is half blank and half broken, squiggly lines. Camera still works fine and photos are fine but just can't see half of what I'm looking at. Any suggestions? Thanks\015
None at all - no repair option available that makes economic sense
Live with it or replace the camera.
No the answer you are hoping for but the only practical one.
Live with it or replace the camera.
No the answer you are hoping for but the only practical one.
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View finder is messed up
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